Namesakes

Have you ever wondered which famous people share their given name with you? A namesake is just that, a person who has the same name as another person. Here you will find lists of the given names of notable people, both real and fictional. This information can also give clues as to why some names have become so popular. For example, the high use of the name John among notables throughout history has undoubtedly reinforced its popularity today.


Given Name
Gender

Leaders and Dignitaries
American Presidents
American First Ladies
Australian Prime Ministers
Austrian Dukes and Emperors
Bohemian Kings
British Prime Ministers
Bulgarian Kings and Tsars
Canadian Prime Ministers
Chinese Emperors
Danish Kings and Queens
Dutch Prime Ministers
English and British Kings and Queens
Finnish Presidents and Prime Ministers
Frankish and French Kings
French Presidents
German Kings and Holy Roman Emperors
German Chancellors
Hungarian Kings and Queens
Icelandic Presidents and Prime Ministers
Indian Sultans and Emperors
Irish High Kings
Islamic Caliphs
Israelite and Judean Kings
Japanese Emperors
Norwegian Kings and Queens
Ottoman Sultans
Polish High Dukes and Kings
Portuguese Kings and Queens
Roman and Byzantine Emperors
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars
Scottish Kings and Queens
Seleucid Kings and Queens
Serbian Kings, Tsars and Princes
Spanish Kings and Queens
Swedish Kings and Queens
Religion and Mythology
Literature and Fiction
Award Winners
General Notables
Other

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